ET's Power List: Nicki Minaj

by ETonline Staff 4:02 PM PST, November 21, 2012
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Fresh off of her album release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up, Nicki Minaj has another accomplishment to celebrate -- earning a slot on the First Annual ET Power List.

From her mixtapes to her albums to her popular features, almost everyone has a little bit of Nicki on their MP3 player, but what's on Nicki's iPod might surprise you.

"No one knows that I'm in love with Enya!" Nicki says. "Oh my gosh, she makes me feel like I could fly!"

2012 has been a busy year for the rapper outside of music. With the launch of her new Pink Friday fragrance and her new addition to American Idol, Nicki has expanded her empire to become a household name, but just a few years ago she was still virtually unknown.

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Comments on Idol Feud

"I was still working at Red Lobster when I first heard my song on the radio, so I wouldn't consider myself famous at that time!" says Nicki. "I had to go in that kitchen and make them salads and take that lobster out to that table!"

No one makes it to the top without getting advice (both good and bad), so what's the most questionable suggestion Nicki's ever gotten?

"The worst advice anyone has ever given me is to not incorporate singing and theater into my music and into my image!" says Nicki.

Watch the video for more.